Export-Import Bank of the United States

Exports And Imports.

The reason our country is so far in debt is due to raised import prices on gasoline etc. If all these countries are raising the prices for the items that we need from them then why dont we raise our prices for our exports. Instead of selling corn and other farmed goods for practically nothing we should jack up the prices just like they do for us with the oil. Either they would start giving us cheaper goods for import ...more »

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Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation- why do we have it?

As I was scrolling through the drop down of choices I ran across the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. My first thought was what is it. My second thought when I looked up there website and found this mission statement- "encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind." was simply why do we have it. We have a thing called ...more »

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United States Institute of Peace

Increase Budget of Peace agencies

The Institute of Peace and Peace Corp both should have their budget increased. It is obvious we don't have peace in the world. Having various conflicts cost's the US Billions each year. The savings would be that if a small fraction of the Billions spent on conflicts was spent on Peace, we would save more money than we could count. The US should be proactive and avoid conflict instead of waiting for trouble to find ...more »

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Farm Credit Administration

Reduce Paper copies of IPAC supporting documentation

When being billed for services from other federal agencies, we receive hard copies in the mail of Treasury Form 7306 - the billing statement to support the billing via the Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) System. Instead of receiving these via the mail, there should be an online mechanism to download these directly and save electronic copies of the statements. Or, at least there should be a way to minimize ...more »

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Capitol Police

Reduce/Eliminate Capitol Police, Replace with...

Require every congressman (and staffer) to carry a sidearm for their own personal protection, thereby negating the need for Capitol Police protection. I recommend the United States Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911, as it is an excellent representative of American craftsmanship and provides excellent stopping power. Also, it would probably help ensure the level of debate stays within civilized parameters... P.S. Might also ...more »

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Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Divorce Fees

The government should charge a fee of $ 100.00 for every first time divorce and $ 200.00 for any second or third time filed. Thousands of people divorce every day. This cost could contribute towards adjusting Social Security Cards and other documentation as well as increase revenue without having to tax others.

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Central Intelligence Agency

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

A typical 2.5 ton home AC unit for a 3,000 square foot house costs $391 a month to run, but will cost 3-4% more than that for every degree the thermatstat is set lower than 78 degrees. So if that house has it's temperature set at 72 degrees, for example, the owners would spend nearly $80 more a month instead--that's nearly 20% more expense per month. Given that the State Department building is over 1.5 million square ...more »

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